A New Jersey Middle School is taking top honors in a recycling competition after students recycled thousands of pounds of plastic.

September 29, 2023

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A New Jersey Middle School is taking top honors in a recycling competition after students recycled thousands of pounds of plastic.

Riverside Middle School of Burlington County, New Jersey recycled more than 2,300 pounds of plastic over six months. Items included plastic shopping bags, shipping mailers, bubble wrap, and plastic film.

The Trex School Recycling Challenge contest encourages schools and community groups to recycle plastic bags and film, keeping them out of normal trash and conventional curbside recycling streams as they can jam sorting equipment.

Riverside Middle School had the best collection numbers of all middle schools for its size in the county. The plastic collection amount was also good enough to be third among middle schools of all sizes. For its hard work, Riverside was awarded a Trex bench manufactured from recycled plastics and $2,500 to support future school projects.

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